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Kathy Yang

Kathy K. Yang began training traditional Chinese martial arts, Taijiquan and Qigong at the age of six under the guidance of her father Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming. As an active competitor, she has been awarded on several occasions the Grand Champion title in both internal and external Chinese martial arts from renowned U.S. tournaments such as U.S.A. Wushu Kungfu Federation (USAWKF) and A Taste of China U.S.A. All-Taijiquan Tournament.

Kathy has taught at the New England School of Acupuncture at MCPHS University. She leads research in Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine) related to Mind/Body health, aging and hormones. She also teaches Chinese Medicine workshops and offers personal consultations in the United States, South America, and Europe.

Kathy has continued to build on her clinical experience and knowledge working as a neuroscience research assistant at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital as well as working alongside distinguished physicians at the Dong Fang Hospital in Beijing, China, a leading research center in diabetes and endocrine diseases integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine and Modern Western Medicine for diagnosis and treatment. Kathy holds a M.Sc. in Chinese Medicine (First Class Honors Distinction), a B.Sc. in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Clinical Exercise Physiology (Cum Laude), and a Bachelor of Medicine from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. She is also a Scarlet Key Award recipient from her alma mater Boston University.

"Kathy is an excellent instructor and is able to convey the complexities and nuances of ancient philosophy in a modern, candid and deeply personal way. She shared her own "life journey" with the class and made a genuine connection with the students. I look forward to more classes with her." --Ron S, Andover, MA

"Kathy made a deep impression on the connection between food and emotions. More than that she connected specific emotions to certain foods and what our choices may be telling us about the health and balance of our organ systems. I will be paying more attention to my feelings and less on dietary restrictions from books, from now on. She also explained in clear detail what damp foods are and the phlegm they can cause. Her use of metaphors made it easy to retain the information." --Linda D, Andover, MA